On Thursday, June 26, 2014 10:53:41 AM UTC+2, dexter ietf wrote:
> how to interpret the output of git log --graph, is there any explanation 
> or good documentation available for this.

The graph is a good way to get your bearings on how different commits and 
branches relate to each other. However, it becomes much more usable, or 
readable, if you add a few more parameters:

git log --graph --oneline --decorate --all

(See git log --help for an explanation of each parameter.)

For quick access, many people create an alias like git logtree :

git config --global alias.logtree "log --graph --oneline --decorate --all"

If you still don't like the ASCII-art graphics, try some graphical tool, 
like gitk --all

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